I found this great sheet from Gib’s Pizza Hut about food allergens info.
It includes whether or not food is suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and details whether food contains gluten, soya, nuts, lupin, sesame, celery, mustard, you name it.
I read excitedly down.
At this point I should add that I don’t use Pizza Hut, but I’m interested in what appears to be very good practice.
Firstly looking at the bases they are all suitable for vegetarians. But not vegans because they have mozzarella cheese.
Examining more closely, I’m wondering why ‘garlic sprinke’ (sic) contains milk products yet garlic butter spray doesn’t.
But moving onto page two and toppings.
Both mozzarella cheese and string cheese are suitable for vegetarians, which is credible as mozzarella is often vegetarian. No idea what string cheese is. Comes on a ball to unwind maybe?
Well, while chicken and ham aren’t suitable for vegans, they are suitable for vegetarians. Uh? Are they using pretend ham and chicken perhaps?
But look, even more adventurous, peperoni, bacon, beef and pork are all suitable for both veggies and vegans. Wow! Well done Pizza Hut. Where have you sourced those from? I do hope the carnivores appreciate they aren’t eating real meat.
Anchovies and tuna are of course, suitable for vegetarians, because we all know vegetarians eat fish, although vegans don’t get to eat these. That’s because our (fake?) fish contains milk. Uh?
And then I looked back, and discovered that the reason chicken and ham aren’t suitable for vegans is because they contain milk too. Ah. That explains it of course.
Vegetables and fruit
Well, it’s news to me, but apparently mixed peppers, jalapeno and pineapple contain … yes, milk. Luckily mushrooms, red onion, sweetcorn, sliced chilli, black olives and tomatoes don’t. Red onion and pineapple also contain soya.
I tell you. I have learned so much from Pizza Hut.
These are all made by Heinz. Just. LOL.
None of these are suitable for vegans as they all contain eggs and milk. The only pasta that doesn’t is risotto (?) but that was fish-based anyway.
And my favourite: melanzane alla parmigiana. Suitable for vegetarians. Oh. No. It. Isn’t.
Do I have to mount a crusade to tell every single Italian restaurant that Parmesan is NOT vegetarian?
Get the small print. The yes/no for the vegan/veg info is based on info provided by the product manufacturer.
And: ‘please ask your server for details’. Really? Details of the vegan beef and the vegetarian chicken? If they are reciting from this sheet of shit I wouldn’t get much sense out of them.
Amazing. Just amazing.
Should I contact them? Maybe I’ll get a free vegetarian chicken, ham, bacon, pepperoni, beef, pork pizza? :)🍕
This is on a par with La Sala at the Sunborn.